25th Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation historical park Dinner-auction May 11, 2019 "Get your reservations made"
Reminder: 25th Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner-Auction "Life &Times of Big Muskie/ Partial auction list.
Just a reminder for those that had made reservations or need to make reservations that the 25th Annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park will be held May 11, 2019 at Sally Buffalo Park's Wallace Lodge 100 COLLAGE WAY or 43000 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD, CADIZ, OHIO. This is a reminder for those that had made reservations as far back as February that the event is this Saturday and those who need to make them please get your reservations made.
Doors will open at 5PM, Dinner will begin at 6 PM, Auction will start around 8pm.
Dinner followed by keynote speaker Steve Hook, Retired Hook will speak and do a PowerPoint presentation about the life & times of Central Ohio Coal Company's Big Muskie the worlds largest dragline ever built. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Big Muskie held May 22, 1969. THE CENTRAL OHIO COAL COMPANY IS FAMOUS FOR HAVING BIG MUSKIE THE WORLDS LARGEST WALKING DRAGLINE EVER BUILT, HAVING MANY DRAGLINES, SHOVELS, & THE MUSKINGUM ELECTRIC RAILROAD
HOOK is a RETIRED CENTRAL OHIO COAL COMPANY ENGINEER & CURRENT MORGAN COUNTY, OHIO ENGINEER. HOOK AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE LIVE IN MORGAN COUNTY, OHIO. HOOK LOGGED 33 YEARS WITH AEP, VIRTIALLY ALL OF IT AT CENTRAL OHIO COAL COMPANY, WHERE HE HELD STINTS AS RECLAMATION ENGINEER, ENGINEERING SUPERINTENDENT, AND OPERATIONS SUPERINTENDENT BEFORE HIS RETIREMENT. HAS BEEN MORGAN COUNTY ENGINEER SINCE 2005 AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING OVER 342 MILES OF ROADS & 210 BRIDGES. "EVEN WHEN I WAS WORKING AT THE MINE, I ALWAYS THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE TO BE COUNTY ENGINEER" HE REMEMBERS. "WORKING AT CENTRAL OHIO COAL COMPANY WAS GREAT TRAINING," HOOK SAID. " I WAS INVOLVED WITH THE MINE'S HAUL ROADS AND I DEALT WITH STATE & FEDERAL AGENCIES, JUST LIKE I'M DOING TODAY."
Our Auctioneer this year is Steve Birney, who has done this once before for us, has been associated with Harrison Co. Farm Bureau and 4-H all his life and we look forward to him providing some fun on the auction block. Some items to auctioned are a hand crafted American Flag made of wood designed to hang on a wall by Jeff Roscoe, local chainsaw artist of JR Creations and a chainsaw sculpture of a bear with hard hat & miners light donated by local chainsaw artist Dan Kidd, of Conotton Creek Woodworks. For those planning some get away time we currently have attraction & sports related tickets that will be auctioned off for Dollywood, Grease at the Benedum Center, Amish Country Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Columbus Crew, Akron Rubber Ducks, Cincinnati Reds, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Cleveland Monsters, COSI, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Wild Things. Other items to be auctioned off are coal related framed photos including two of the "Big Muskie", a variety of pictures, basket from Wellstone Winery, basket from Ohio Valley Winery, basket from Vineyard 22 Winery, Brewery & Barn Venue, Hanna Coal Magazines, coal mining glasses, patches, Cleveland Browns gift bag, certificate for Cherry Valley Hotel, one night stay & food voucher for Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, certificate for Drover's Inn & Tavern, certificates for Honey Baked Ham, Certificates for Steak n Shake, certificates for Garfield's Restaurant & Pub, gift basket from Texas Roadhouse, certificates from Hog Heaven Open Flame BBQ, certificate from DiAngelo's Pizza, Pasta, & Subs/DiAngelo's Sports Bar, merchandise from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Society For Industrial Archelogy National & Northern Ohio Chapter one year membership & SIA Journals, mining & construction related stickers, a 16x16 R&F Coal decal, scale models, t-shirts with vintage machinery on them, Clark Gable post cards signed by Gable's son and stepdaughter, watch fobs, and much more! If you have items to donate, call us and bring them with you! Plus a gift bag from the Ohio Lottery to raffle off.
The dinner is a buffet style dinner that includes fried chicken, beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, green beans, salad, desert and drinks. Tickets are $20.00.
FOR RESERVATIONS, INFORMATION, OR DONATE ITEMS FOR AUCTION CONTACT 740-391-4135, 740-942-3895, or E-MAIL INFO@HCRHP.ORG
MAIL RESERVATIONS TO HCRHP 143 SOUTH MAIN ST, CADIZ, OH 43907. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO HCRHP. TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THE HARRISON COUNTY VISITORS CENTER 143 SOUTH MAIN ST CADIZ, OHIO TUESDAY-SATURDAY FROM 7AM-3PM.
VISIT WWW.HCRHP.ORG, WWW.COALPARK.ORG, AND WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HCRHP
The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park is a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of mining, construction, agriculture, transportation, logging, and oil & gas history and equipment
Partial Donor List:
Jeff Roscoe, JR Chainsaw Carvings/Belmont Equipment Sales
Dan Kidd, Conotton Creek Woodworks
Akron Rubber Ducks
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Washington Wild Things
Ohio Valley Winery
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort
Amish Country Theater
Stiles Excavating & Trucking-Halfmoon, NY
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Drovers Inn & Tavern
Cherry Valley Hotel
ICR Equipment Rental, Sales, & Supply
The Ohio Lottery
Bellaire Harbor Services, LLC
RECO Equipment, Inc./RECO Rents
US SafelyGear, Inc
Shafer Equipment LLC
Eat 'N Park-St Clairsville, OH
The Honey Baked Ham Co-St Clairsville, OH
Steake 'N Shake-St Clairsville, OH
Northern Ohio Chapter Of The Society For Industrial Archelogy
DiAngelo's Pizza, Pasta, & Subs/DiAngelo's Sports Bar
Bless Your Heart Folk Art
GMS Mine Repair & Maintenance
Garfield's Restaurant & Pub-St Clairsville, OH
Charter Foods, Inc - Taco Bell
Soehnlen Brothers Sand & Gravel
Texas Roadhouse- New Philadelphia, OH
Hog Heaven Open Flame BBQ
Komatsu Mining Corporation
Super Duty Truck Parts & Drive Line Shop
McGlaughlin Oil Company
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